This is why you should not miss Sziget 2024!
What: Sziget Festival / Where: Budapest, Hungary / When: 8 – 13 August 2024 / Genre: You name it, they have it!
Sziget has it all. The festival is known for the variety in the lineup. Every year around 360,000 visitors travel all the way to Hungary to enjoy the best music. Why Sziget 2024? In this blog we will tell you all about it!
Sziget started in 1993 as a student party and has grown into the largest open-air festival in Europe. It is not surprising that Sziget has been overloaded with prizes over the years. It is a melting pot of cultures in the heart of Europe. From Brits to Russians and from Swedes to Spaniards: you’ll run into them on Sziget. And yes: also many Dutch people.
Sziget is a great journey of discovery of music styles, cultures and American types. Enough entertainment for you and your friends. Are you with a large group? Something for everyone. Are you going in pairs or alone if necessary? You will make friends with Jan and all in no time.
The Maximal bus trip to Sziget will make your festival experience unforgettable. With who are you getting in the bus?
The greatest artists gather here, but don’t be surprised if you suddenly dance to the tunes of some uplifting Romanian folk music, complete with accordion and clarinet.
The stages range from gigantic (Main Stage) to intimate (Gay Bar) and from closed area’s (A-38) to open (Colloseum). You get a map, but you will get lost anyway. Let it happen and end up in a camping private performance with torchlight from the next singer-songwriter guitar talent. Stay tuned for the lineup for Sziget 2024 by our blog.
The best artists!
It starts with the location: the Obudai Island in Budapest, Hungary. Probably never heard of it, but that doesn’t matter. You read that right: this party is celebrated on an island. And that says a lot: as is often the case with islands, cosiness is the trump card here. If you look closely you can see bustling Budapest from your tent.
Not that it’s small: 1500 x 600 meters. But on this biotope you can pitch your tent for about 7 days, go crazy with acts of stature, swim in the Danube, let yourself be launched into the air on a piece of rubber and see 100 colors at the annual color festival party.
Funfact of the Sziget campsite: there is no camping. At least, not such a Western European freaked out version with gates, numbers and lots of rules. Expect trucks that suddenly stand next to your tent for loading or unloading. Or happy festival-goers when you put your tent next to Mainstage. It is possible, because as said: no rules on Sziget. Pitch your tent anywhere you want: doesn’t that sound too good to be true?
Bring hammocks and build your own mini campsite in the trees (hammock-sex is dangerous and we don’t recommend it). The best thing about the Sziget camping: the shade. You will really enjoy being out of the burning sun for some time.
Tip: Travel by bus and make 50 new friends along the way. From then on the festival has really started! Book your Maximal bus trip to Sziget now! Easy, cheap and simply very cozy!
You can literally put your tent anywhere: dreams!
What you don't expect (but will like!)
Even the most seasoned Sziget visitor knows: there is always something new to discover in the Sziget jungle of activities.
Find the Gaybar and kiss the bartender for a beer, drink your cocktail in the skybar at 80 meters up in the air, find your inner self panting on a yoga mat and sweat out your alcohol, take the STD test just to be sure, bungee jump and take your GoPro with you, throw a rainbow into the sky at the Color Party, pour your heart out at the Sziget psychologist, play bluff in the Poker tent, get lost in the 3D maze, have a belly piercing put on, get a tattoo on your ass or meet Igór: the tantra sex guru for all your questions. There are many more tips for Sziget festival to make this experience unforgettable.
When you drink your beers at Sziget you almost get the feeling that you get money for it in return: drinks are usually cheap. But you better watch out, because drinking here quickly becomes boozing, and you have a whole week to go here. Also try cocktails and typical Hungarian drinks like Palinka or Unicum. Last but not least: the cocktail bucket. Tasty and you’ll definitively make new friends with it.
Make sure you stay hydrated!
Sziget was first held in 1993 and is currently one of the largest cultural events in the world. People from 61 (!) different countries come together here. Very likely that you will come back with 100 new international friends, and suddenly start speaking new languages. On Sziget it doesn’t matter who you are, what you do or where you come from. With 360,000 other like-minded people dancing and chilling in the sun: what more do you want?!
- The 1st edition took place in 1993 and was called “Diáksziget”: Student Island
- The festival takes place from Wednesday to Tuesday
- The average Hungarian has a monthly income of € 500, –
- Looking for luxury? Go camping at the VIP campsite: more showers, a swimming pool and WIFI here.
- There are 76 bars to get drunk
- Annually, approximately 257,000 people fall in love, 73 get engaged and 6 get married
- This Hungarian festival is likely to hit 400,000 visitors this year
- 60% of the visitors are not Hungarian
- The record is 85,000 visitors in just 1 day
- Visitors come from no less than 61 countries
Start your lineup on the bus to Sziget and get in the mood. Again Maximal Trips will take care of the bus trip to Sziget.
The festival starts as soon as the bus leaves and in addition to the music played by the bus boxes, you immediately make new friends. You cannot be better prepared. Secure yourself a spot here on the Maximal Trips bus trip to Sziget!
The extras of the Maximal Bus trip:
- With your friends in the same bus guarantee
- Always a tour guide & safe transport with ISO-9001
- Skip the long lines to the shuttle bus and get dropped in front of the festival entrance!
Maximal Trips provides the most fun bus trips to national and international festivals since 2012. Book your bus tickets as well as your camping- and festival tickets. All of our coaches have ISO 9001 or likewise certification. Maximal Trips makes sure you travel safe, relaxed and affordable. Meet our briefed tour guide on board and start the trip. Discover. Book. Hop on!